- A year after, or Quo Vadis ESEE - Part II
2. News from ESEE and its members
- ESEE Board Elections coming soon
- News from Ukraine
- The World Environmental Constitution idea advancement on the international arena
- News from the United Kingdom
- News from Romania
3. Other news
- Mistaking Mathematical Beauty for Economic Truth - Appeal to Students
- Nobel Prize for Elinor Ostrom
4. Hot topic
- Sustainable use of resources - the discussion is entering a new phase
- Littoral 2010 – "Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment"
- Urban Environmental Pollution - UEP 2010
- Resilient Cities 2010
- Planet Earth Lisbon 2009
- ISEE 2010 (2nd Call for Papers)
- Finnish Society for Environmental Social Science (YHYS) Autumn Colloquium 2009
- International Workshop on "Fairness and the Commons: Socio-economic Strategies and Resource Dynamics"
- 12th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) - Call for papers
- Growth in Transition - International Conference
6. Job openings
- Full Professor of Public Policy and Governance
- Assistant Professor in Social Metabolism
- Environmental economist at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
- Stellenausschreibung ISOE - Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (german)
- Postdoc position in Umea
A year after, or Quo Vadis ESEE - Part II
by Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska
year after the collapse of global banks, it is becoming evident that
rather than a short-term shock, the ongoing crisis is being seen as a
failure of the global economic system. Moreover, it is seen as a crisis
of value systems AND economic sciences.
Following the words of Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Laureate (2008), in New York Times (September 2, 2009), the petition "Revitalising Economics After the Crash" (www.ipetition.com)
has so far been signed by more than 1,500 academics around the world.
Krugman's appeal points at the profession’s blindness to the very
possibility of catastrophic failure of market economy. He stresses that
"...economists mistook beauty of mathematics to construct idealised
vision of an economy in which universal rationality plays a central
role. This unfortunately led to the ignorance of limits of rationality
but also overall society substance, in particular the role of
institutions, cultural, social and historical interconnections."
economics is poised to play an important role in addressing these
challenges. In more than 10 years of its existence, the ESEE has argued
strongly against the concept of neo-liberalism, supported this position
with a long tradition of methodological diversity, addressing
conceptual and policy problems of socio-ecological sustainability.
In my ESEE newsletter editorial in late 2007, titled Quo Vadis ESEE?
I expressed a concern for the emerging need to cross boundaries of
social sciences and foster research orientation towards transition to
sustainability, incorporating ecological and social concerns into
economic analysis. I concluded with a suggestion of “Navigating the
transition to sustainability” as an opportunity that can address
research interests of the ESEE community. I am proud to say that it had
influenced the orientation of the 8th ESEE Conference in Ljubljana,
which eventually was titled: "Transformation, innovation and Adaptation for Sustainability - Integrating Natural and Social Sciences."
How will the ESEE community respond to Krugman’s appeal, or Quo Vadis ESEE Part II? How can we address the needs of this changing and vulnerable world in future research across natural and social sciences? I see the forthcoming ISEE 2010 Conference "Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis" as a promising opportunity to address these concerns.
2. News from ESEE and its members:
ESEE Board Elections coming soon
On the behave of the Election Committee we are pleased to announce ESEE election for the ESEE President, both Vice Presidents, and seven other Board members. List of candidates with their statements and endorsers can be downloaded here.
First time in the ESEE history election will be taking place electronic on the web site of ISEE between October 19 to October 21, 2009. Further information about the elections will be provided to all members via email.
for ESEE representatives provides an opportunity to influence the
direction of the Society and Ecological Economics in Europe.
News from Ukraine
Rada of Ukraine ratified (04.09.2009) the Protocol on the conservation
and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity to the
Framework Convention for the protection and sustainable development of
the Carpathians, signed in Kyiv on May 22, 2003.
The protocol is
part of the Carpathian Convention, ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of
Ukraine in 2004. Because of its ratification, the sequential step is
the implementation of the Carpathian Convention and the resulting need
to consolidate efforts to suspend "the degradation of bio-and landscape
diversity of the Carpathians, sustainable use of natural resources".
particular, according to the Protocol, each Party at its national
territory shall take measures to improve and ensure the continuity and
connection of natural and semi-natural habitats in the Carpathians,
thus supporting the proliferation and migration of populations of wild
species, especially large predators, and the exchange of genetic
material between these populations.
Together with the provisions
of the Carpathian Convention, the Protocol is a legal instrument for
the development, harmonization and strengthening of the necessary
environmental policies, strategies and measures for the conservation,
restoration and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity
in the Carpathian region, the integration of conservation objectives
and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity and other
sectoral policies. So, Ukraine is now on the way towards the
implementation of the Carpathian Biodiversity Protocol.
The World Environmental Constitution idea advancement on the international arena
President Viktor Yushchenko suggests creating the World Environmental
Constitution that would become a basis for the new global environmental
policy in the 21st century. His video-address to the Summit on Climate
Change 2009 in New York is available on the presidential official
website. "Ukraine calls on the world to hear this demand and to get
down to an extremely complicated but ultimately necessary, wise and
comprehensive task of formulating the modern code of human existence on
the Earth, a document composing the common norms and obligations which
would be the World Environmental Constitution," President Yushchenko
to him, the Environmental Constitution could become the foundation of
the new global environmental policy for the 21th century, defining the
commitments of the people and nations with respect to the nature and
taking care of the rational management of resources, preventing
pollution and environmental destruction. "We elaborated continuous
chain of the yearly inventories of the green house emissions and
strictly stick to the National Implementation Plan. The successful
conclusion of the intergovernmental talks on the new post-Kyoto
mechanisms is currently our common primary task," the President added.
elaboration and adoption of the World Environmental Constitution (WEC)
is a concept with potential to promote sustainable development and
conservation of our common heritage. Originally the idea of creating
such a global act was proposed by Yuriy Tunytsya, Rector of the
Ukrainian National Forestry University, member of the National Academy
of the Sciences of Ukraine at the conference on the problems of
federalism in the United States and the countries of the former Soviet
Union (FSU), which took place in the Hofstra University (New York,
It should be mentioned occasionally that the idea of the
WEC was presented by Prof Tunytsya and supported by participants at the
biennial conference of the ISEE "Ecological Sustainability and Human
Well-being" (New Dehli, Dec 2006).
Scientific approaches and
practical steps which should be done towards the implementation of the
Ukrainian initiative on the development of the World Environmental
Constitution Economic, along with the political, institutional and
legal aspects for negative climate change consequences prevention,
avoidance and mitigation will be discussed at the conference "Global
climate change: threats for humanity and mechanisms of prevention" that
will be held on November 11-13, 2009 in the Ukrainian National Forestry
University (UNFU), 103 General Chuprynka str., Lviv, 79057, Ukraine.
The conference flyer can be downloaded here.
News from the United Kingdom
REDD-ALERT (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation
through Alternative Land uses in Rainforests of the Tropics) project,
funded by the European Commission under Framework 7 (FP7), officially
started on May, 2009. The project, totalling €4.5M, is focusing on ways
in which reductions in the rate of tropical deforestation can help to
reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, thereby making a major
contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) process leading up to successor to the Kyoto Protocol
after 2012, and contributing to the Fifth Assessment Report of the
IPCC. Further details of the project are at www.redd-alert.eu.
project is led by Dr Robin Matthews (Science Leader and Project
Co-ordinator) from the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute in
Aberdeen, and also involves Dr Innocent Bakam, Dr Klaus Glenk, Dr Shibu
Muhammed, Dr Maria Nijnik, and Dr Laura Poggio, with further
recruitment in progress. For vacancies available at the Macaulay
Institute see: macaulay.ac.uk/jobs.
addition to the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, the consortium
includes the Université Catholique de Louvain, the Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, and the Georg August University of Göttingen, along with
members of the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, which
includes the four international CGIAR research institutes, ICRAF in
Kenya, CIFOR in Indonesia, IITA in Nigeria, and CIAT in Columbia, as
well as four national research institutes, the Indonesian Soils
Research Institute, the Research Centre for Forest Ecology and
Environment in Vietnam, the Institut de Recherche Agricole pour le
Développement in Cameroon, and the Instituto Nacional de Investigacion
y Extension Agraria in Peru.
The kick-off meeting of the
project, organised by the World Agroforestry Centre, was held in
Sumatra in Indonesia on May 25-29. The annual ASB Global Steering Group
meeting was held in Washington D.C. on Sep 26-28.
News from Romania
session of short PowerPoint presentations took place on 7 October 2009
at the Centre for Sustainable Exploitation of Ecosystems (CESEE) by
A.I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, under the title 'Antarctic, the
continent of the future is losing its icecap', within the International
Polar Week series 'What happens at the Poles affects us all'.
Representative from the Romanian 'Law-Racovita' Station in Antarctica
presented the situation in the Antarctic environment. Other
presentations dealt with the ecological, social and economic aspects of
climate changes. Priority audience was the student community (more than
40 students attended and left their contacts) but also academics and
the wider public. Further details can be found on the announcement page
of the University - www.uaic.ro/uaic/bin/view/Main/?language=en. Related information is available by the International Polar Year - www.scar.org/ipy.
A guide for adaptation to climate changes in Romania is available on the website of the Romanian Ministry of Environment, www.mmediu.ro/departament_mediu_en/climate_change.htm.
3. Other news:
Mistaking Mathematical Beauty for Economic Truth - Appeal to Students
web plea/petition in support of the words below by Paul Krugman now has
over 1300 signatures, the majority of which are qualified academics.
only 3% of the signatories are undergraduate students. It is kindly
asked to support this statement. (signing is free, and the website can
be left before making a donation)
economists saw our current crisis coming, but this predictive failure
was the least of the field's problems. More important was the
profession's blindness to the very possibility of catastrophic failures
in a market economy ... the economics profession went astray because
economists, as a group, mistook beauty, clad in impressive-looking
mathematics, for truth ... economists fell back in love with the old,
idealized vision of an economy in which rational individuals interact
in perfect markets, this time gussied up with fancy equations ...
Unfortunately, this romanticized and sanitized vision of the economy
led most economists to ignore all the things that can go wrong. They
turned a blind eye to the limitations of human rationality that often
lead to bubbles and busts; to the problems of institutions that run
amok; to the imperfections of markets – especially financial markets –
that can cause the economy’s operating system to undergo sudden,
unpredictable crashes; and to the dangers created when regulators don’t
believe in regulation. ... When it comes to the all-too-human problem
of recessions and depressions, economists need to abandon the neat but
wrong solution of assuming that everyone is rational and markets work
perfectly." (New York Times, September 2nd, 2009)
Sign "Revitalizing Economics After the Crash" here.
Progress on the petition will be announced to the international press in October.
Nobel Prize for Elinor Ostrom
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Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in the memory of Alfred
Nobel has for the year 2009 been awarded to institutional economists
Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson. Elinor Ostrom a key note
speaker of ESEE 2007 and THEMES summer school in Slovakia inspired
number of ecological economists. In particular with the theories of
General Principles for Robust Governance or Multitier Framework for
Analysing SES and other contribution to the interdisciplinary research
across natural and social sciences. Dear Lin, thank you and
4. Hot topic:
Sustainable use of resources - the discussion is entering a new phase
by Nina Eisenmenger
September the World Resource Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland, and
brought together leading scientists and political stakeholders. The
topic of discussion was resource use, current trends and necessary
steps towards sustainability. What did Davos bring about and is the
story of "resource use" entering a next round?
Resource use and
dematerialisation were fast emerging research topics in the 1990s but
then lost ground and in terms of public interest fell behind other
subjects such as climate change. At the beginning of this century, the
topic ran the risk of being cut down to a mere accounting tool of
statistical value; but then the issue entered the political arena: the
OECD initiated a recommendation "Material Flows and Resource
Productivity" (2004), the G8 countries agreed upon the 3R Action Plan
"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" (2004), the EU launched the "Thematic Strategy
on the Sustainable Use of Resources" (2005), and most recently the UN
established the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management
"Resource Panel" (2007). In parallel, strategic resources such as oil
and several metals experienced significant price increases from 2000
onwards. By that resource availability and the security of supply even
entered the focus of industries and business people.
sustainable use of resources is back on the agenda. The overall aim in
this regard is to reduce the total amount of resources used and to
decouple resource use from economic development. The underlying
accounting tool is Material and Energy Flow Accounting (MEFA). In most
discussions sustainable use of resources is linked to the reduction of
its environmental impacts. Political representatives even translate
this into the need of just reducing environmental impacts whereas
resource use needs to be a matter of stabilisation only. In the
Thematic Strategy of the EU this was termed "double decoupling". In
projects and contracts, researchers were then increasingly asked to
measure environmental impacts and develop applicable indicators.
Current approaches range from rough indicators borrowed from other
discourses such as the ecological footprint to new developed indicators
such as the EMC which combines MFA with LCA. However, so far no
consensus on indicators or a broad basis of harmonized empirical data
is available for measuring environmental impacts and cannot be expected
for the near future. As a result, political policies did not yet
determine any targets on environmental impacts and at the same time not
on resource use as well.
The UNEP Resource Panel and also
discussions at the World Resource Forum in Davos brought a shift in
this story. From the available case studies no evidence could be found
of reduced environmental impacts from stabilized resource use. There is
even indication that various relations are possible between
environmental impacts and resource use. Thus, political stakeholders
now agreed to consider resource use in itself as an issue that has to
be tackled. The necessary objective is absolute dematerialization, i.e.
growing economic development but declining resource use. At the same
time, possible targets on resource use are discussed. But what is a
sustainable level of global resource use? In the declaration of the
World Resource Forum 2009 we find the following: "We should seek to
stabilize resource use at 6 to 10 tons per capita per year by 2050 with
reductions at the top of global society and catch-up from the bottom."
(World Resources Forum 2009) What would this mean? Currently, global
resource use reaches around 60 billion tons (as compared to 7 billion
tons in 1900. see Krausmann et al. 2009) or 8-10 tons per capita. The
goal in the WRF declaration therefore means a stabilization of global
resource use at current per capita levels. Broken down on a country
basis, this shows the severity of this claim: per capita resource use
on the country level varies broadly. In 2000 the former EU15 use 16
t/cap/yr, the USA 29 t/cap/yr, Japan 14 t/cap/yr, India 6 t/cap/yr,
China 8 t/cap/yr, some African countries only 4-5 t/cap/yr. (source:
Social Ecology data base 2009) A global target of 8 t/cap/yr therefore
means a serious change in the social metabolism. Some developing
countries can catch up on the global average, but all industrialized
countries and also some rapidly developing and transition countries
would have to cut their resource use considerably. For Europe this
would mean reducing the current resource use by half. There is no
example yet, where we have seen a reduction of resource use of this
amount in the past 30 years, in the former EU15 countries we have not
even examples for absolute decoupling at all (with the exception of
Germany and the UK due to structural changes and the shut down of heavy
industry). In addition, all the figures above did not yet considered a
growing world population. If we take UN population projections and
multiply them with the 8 t/cap/yr, we get a global resource use of
around 70 billion tons in 2050. Nearly a 20 % increase compared to
levels in 2000. If we consider this as unsustainable, then we need
either even lower per capita resource use or slower population growth.
In any case, the challenges in the future are immense. A metabolic transition is needed ... any suggestions are welcome!
World Resources Forum 2009. www.worldresourcesforum.org/wrf_declaration
Krausmann, Fridolin, Simone Gingrich, Nina Eisenmenger, Karl-Heinz Erb,
Helmut Haberl, Marina Fischer-Kowalski. 2009. Growth in global
materials use, GDP and population during the 20th century. In:
Ecological Economics, 68 (10): 2696-2705
Littoral 2010 – "Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment"
Littoral 2010 is an international conference for researchers and
practitioners. It is organised by CoastNet and Eurocoast, and is to be
held from 21st to 23rd of September 2010 at the Royal Geographical
Further information about this first announcement is available from: www.coastnet.org.uk/Littoral2010.
Please follow these links for more specific information:
Urban Environmental Pollution - UEP 2010
This new conference will take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, USA, June 20-23, 2010.
will focus on the latest information about urban pollution problems and
what measures can be taken to overcome obstacles to sustainability and
life quality. The role of urban vegetation in storm water retention,
pollution and temperature reduction, green roofs, re-surfacing
buildings, reducing albedo, reducing asthma and other advances will be
Contributions for oral and poster presentation at the
conference are invited. The deadline for submission of abstracts is
February 1, 2010.
Online submission will open shortly at www.uep2010.com.
Resilient Cities 2010
- Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Bonn are pleased
to announce the congress Resilient Cities 2010, the Annual Global Forum
on Urban Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change. It will be held
from 28-30 May 2010 in Bonn, Germany.
A great opportunity that
shouldn't be missed for partners from all sectors to share experiences
and research outcomes, to overcome knowledge gaps and to discuss and
identify jointly solutions and impulses for innovation.
Registration to the Congress and on-line call for papers submission will both be available in October 2009.
More information can be found here and will soon be available on www.iclei.org/bonn2010.
To register your interest, please write to email@example.com.
Planet Earth Lisbon 2009
by the Government of Portugal, a major Planet Earth Event will be held
in Lisbon, Portugal from 20-22nd of November 2009. This Event
(PELE2009) will both review the results of the International Year of
Planet Earth (IYPE) during its operational period and highlight new
initiatives built on the IYPE legacy.
The International Year of
Planet Earth is a joint initiative by the International Union of
Geological Sciences (IUGS) and UNESCO and was proclaimed by the UN
General Assembly as a UN International Year for Planet Earth. The IYPE
addresses the decision-makers and the general public, through a large
number of national and international events throughout the triennium
(2007-2009), on geoscientific knowledge at large and how that knowledge
could better help in the realization of a safer, healthier and more
prosperous global society. This ambition is succinctly expressed in the
IYPE’s subtitle: Earth Science for Society.
The IYPE science and
outreach plans are being realized by the IYPE Secretariat in close
cooperation with the 80 established IYPE National and Regional
Committees who are actively employing all efforts to make this endeavor
a success (see: www.yearofplanetearth.org).
from ceremonial and cultural elements of the program, the PEL2009 will
address issues such as Renewable Energy, Sustainable Land & Water
management, and Oceans. Political leaders, captains of industry and
renowned scientists will discuss on how to cope with these issues and
the role that the Earth sciences could and should play. Please check
the Programme on this website.
Invitations to participate have
been extended to several Heads of States, Ministers and United Nations'
Heads. The Event will be attended by the leaders of all 80 National
Committees for IYPE and some 160 students from around the world (2 per
National Committee) to assure the IYPE legacy be shared with new
More Informations at www.planetearthlisbon2009.org.
ISEE 2010 (2nd Call for Papers)
online abstract submission for the ISEE 2010 Conference "Advancing
Sustainability in a Time of Crisis" to be held in Oldenburg and Bremen,
Germany (22 - 25 August 2010) is now possible.
For further information related to the conference and access to the online abstract submisssion system please visit: www.isee2010.org.
The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.
Finnish Society for Environmental Social Science (YHYS) Autumn Colloquium 2009
Society for Environmental Social Science (YHYS) Autumn Colloquium 2009
"Environmental governance of natural resources, the economy, and
consumption" is approaching. The Colloquium will take place at the
Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, on the 26th - 27th November
The keynote speakers are Arild Vatn, Inge Ropke and Marina Fischer-Kowalski.
Papers are invited to the following workshops:
- Roles for multiple actors in ecosystem service provision?
- Collaborative Environmental Policy Making - Problems and Possibilities
- Responsible citizenship and consumption
- Global Climate Governance
- The social making of safety, security and change in energy provisioning
For more information on the Colloquium theme and programme, please visit the web site.
note that the deadline for both registration and paper abstracts is the
8th of November 2009. Abstracts should be sent directly to the workshop
coordinators. The registration takes place here.
International Workshop on "Fairness and the Commons: Socio-economic Strategies and Resource Dynamics"
International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) - a joint initiative
of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Fondazione Giorgio
Cini (FGC) - and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change
(CMCC), in cooperation with Princeton Environmental Institute,
Princeton University, are pleased to announce their International
Workshop on "Fairness and the Commons: Socio-economic Strategies and
Resource Dynamics" to be held in Venice, Island of San Giorgio
Maggiore, on October 19-20, 2009.
The workshop is structured
around three main sessions. On the first morning, the emphasis will be
placed on establishing the role of fairness motives and spatial
patterns in affecting the conservation and utilization of the commons.
The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to explore the
resilience of coupled systems, that is of systems characterized by
interactions between the environmental and the socio-economic dynamics,
to endogenous (i.e. behavioral) as well as exogenous (i.e. climate
change) pressures exacerbating the resource scarcity. The second day’s
session aims at drawing some conclusions and identifying research
directions. Particular attention will be given to the integration of
behavioral experiments and environmental investigations, leading to a
general discussion aimed at setting a common future research agenda.
Further information, including the final agenda, is available at www.iccgov.org.
12th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) - Call for papers
conference will be held at the University of Bordeaux, France, from
Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th July 2010. This year's Conference theme
is "The Economy of Tomorrow". Download the call for papers here.
on successful recent innovation, proposals for themes are invited:
connected sets of sessions providing for dialogue around a single
topic. One already accepted theme - organized by Ali Douai, Andre
Meunié and Bertrand Zuindeau - is about the "Transitions towards an
ecological economy". The "sub-call" can be downloaded here.
Growth in Transition - International Conference
The conference will be held from 28 to 29 January 2010 in Vienna, Austria.
Prosperity and quality of life call for economic strategies that are
soundly financed, equitably allocated, that deal responsibly with the
world's resources, while taking into account the material and
immaterial needs of mankind. Such a positive future scenario cannot be
put on the same level with a permanent or even exponential increase of
the economic production (GDP).
We can achieve
this goal by taking specific measures to alter the incentive systems
and regulations of our national economies. While this is the
responsibility of governments, the design of those measures must be the
result of a wide public debate. The international conference in Vienna
aims to start such a wide debate on "Growth in Transition" with various
stakeholders and to contemplate first approaches.
"Growth in Transition" will be discussed at the conference on the basis of the following themes:
- Money and the Financial System,
- Growth and Resource Use,
- Social Justice and Poverty,
- Sustainable Deman and Supply,
- Regional Aspects,
- Macroeconomics for Sustainability,
- Quality of Life/Measurement of Prosperity,
These main topics will be discussed in key note speeches, disucssions and nine (partly parallel) sessions.
Programme, registration and discussion
A detailed conference programme and the registration form will be available at www.growthintransition.eu
from end-October. We invite you to discuss the topics and questions in
the run-up to the conference starting at the beginning of November at www.growthintransition.eu
6. Job openings:
Full Professor of Public Policy and Governance
(Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting
applications for the position of a Full Professor of Public Policy and
The new professor will be based in the prospective
Department of Socio-Economics. He or she is expected to cultivate an
environment of excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration to
augment the new Department's research, teaching, and service activities.
strong interest in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is
expected. In particular, the applicant is expected to engage in the
existing and new interdisciplinary Bachelor, Master and PhD Programs.
Substantial teaching experience in English is required; teaching
experience in German is not necessary. Non-German-speaking candidates
will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period
For further details about the position, please contact Professor Sigrid Stagl, phone: ++43-1-31336-5790, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full announcement can be downloaded here.
Assistant Professor in Social Metabolism
the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna (Faculty of Interdisciplinary
Studies - IFF - Alps-Adria University) headed by Marina
Fischer-Kowalski the position of an assistant professor, starting in
December 2009, is offered.
For more information see here.
Environmental economist at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is seeking an environmental
economist to lead the development of the use of socio-economic
information in their marine advisory work, particularly in support of
their Marine Protected Areas Programme. It is an exciting opportunity
to pioneer the use of economics into delivery of marine nature
conservation policy by working closely with other economists in the UK
Governments and their Agencies, and more widely with organisations in
the public and private sectors. Candidates will need a high level of
understanding of technical issues relating to environmental economics
with skills and experience gained through education, research and/or
employment including several years of post qualification experience.
This is a permanent full time post with a starting salary of £30,500
pa, with the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension
arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits. JNCC operates
a flexible working policy and the annual leave allowance is 25 days per
year, rising to 30 days per year after 5 years service. There are also
12 days public and privilege leave.
Applicants would normally
have a degree in an appropriate subject or the equivalent level of
knowledge and demonstrable good quality professional experience from
working in an economics role.
Full details of the post and the application form are available on the JNCC website (www.jncc.gov.uk) or you can email email@example.com. For further information about the post, please email Jon Davies, Marine Protected Sites Team Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Non UK/EU citizens are welcome to apply; however, you should be aware
that offers of employment will be subject to satisfying UK Home Office
Completed application forms should be returned to Recruitment at JNCC by email email@example.com
or sent to Recruitment, JNCC, City Road, Monkstone House, City Road,
Peterborough, PE1 1JY by the closing date of 15 October 2009.
Stellenausschreibung ISOE - Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (german)
ISOE ist eine national und international tätige, gemeinnützige
Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtung der integrierten Umwelt- und
Nachhaltigkeitsforschung mit Sitz in Frankfurt am Main. Im Fokus der
Forschungsarbeit stehen komplexe gesellschaftliche Probleme
Das ISOE bietet seinen
Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben, die
empirische und programmatische Forschung neu verbinden. Es erwarten Sie
innovative Zukunftsthemen an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft
und Gesellschaft und ein kollegiales Arbeitsumfeld, in dem
Eigenständigkeit und Eigenverantwortung gefördert werden. Neue Ideen
werden unterstützt und Gestaltungsspielräume in Ihrem Arbeits- und
Verantwortungsbereich eröffnet. Ihre Vergütung erfolgt in Anlehnung an
Es wird die Bereitschaft und das Interesse an inter-
und transdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit erwartet. Außerdem werden
Kompetenzen im Projektmanagement sowie einschlägige (internationale)
Forschungserfahrung vorausgesetzt. Englisch beherrschen Sie sicher in
Wort und Schrift.
Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt werden die folgenden Stellen besetzt:
Mitarbeiter/in "Entscheidungsunterstützungssysteme und
sozial-ökologische Folgenabschätzung" im Projekt CuveWaters
- Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in "Transdisziplinäre Biodiversitätsforschung"
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